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Article: Will a Queen Sheet Fit a Full XL Bed?

will a queen sheet fit a full xl bed

Will a Queen Sheet Fit a Full XL Bed?

For someone who is only just entering the world of bed linens, sheet size can be a mystery. With a sheet in hand and your bed before you, you find yourself asking, will a queen sheet fit a full xl bed?

Well, let's clear the air right from the start: not perfectly, but with a few tweaks, it can work!

Join us as we walk you through the finer details of sheet dimensions with our comprehensive sheet-fitting size guide. We'll also share some nifty tricks on how to fit a queen sheet on your full XL mattress. 

What this article covers:

Can a Queen Size Sheet Fit a Full Size Bed?

While a queen sheet is designed specifically for a queen bed (which is slightly larger than a full-size bed), yes, there is a bit of wiggle room to make it work.

A queen sheet, like sateen sheets queen size, typically has a few extra inches on each side compared to a full-size sheet. This means that when you try to fit a queen sheet onto a full-size bed, there might be some overhang.

The good news is, with a bit of folding, you can achieve a snug fit, even with the fitted sheet queen size variety. But before we tuck in, let's learn a bit more about sheet sizing.

can queen sheets fit a full xl bed

Bed Sheet Size Guide

This guide is your go-to resource for ensuring that your sheets fit your mattress like a dream.

Full XL and queen have their unique dimensions, and understanding these can make all the difference in achieving the right fit, whether you decide to buy a new set or use what you already have.

By familiarizing yourself with the specific measurements and nuances of each bed size, you can confidently choose sheets that will last, all while providing maximum comfort.

So, next time you're shopping at California Design Den, let our sheet-fitting guide be your trusted companion.

Full XL Sheets:

  • Mattress Dimensions: Approx. 53” x 75”
  • Fitted Sheet Size: Approx. 53” x 75”
  • Flat Sheet Size: Approx. 96” x 102”

Queen Sheets:

  • Mattress Dimensions: Approx. 60” x 80”
  • Fitted Sheet Size: Approx. 60” x 80”
  • Flat Sheet Size: Approx. 90” x 102”

How to Cover a Full XL Mattress with a Queen Sheet

When you're looking to dress up a full XL mattress with a queen sheet, it might seem a bit tricky at first. That's why we suggest a couple of tried-and-true methods to achieve that tidy, hotel finish:

Ask For Help

When it comes to dressing a bed, especially with sheets that might not be the exact fit, the mantra "two heads are better than one" truly applies.

can you use queen sheets on a full xl bed

Whether you've just bought a regal set of purple bed sheets or sheets made from bamboo, here's how to seamlessly dress your bed with the help of your partner or a friend:

  1. Spread Evenly: Start by holding the sheet from its corners. While one person holds two corners at the head of the bed, the other should take the foot. Stretch out the sheet, ensuring it's even on both sides.
  2. Tuck And Smooth: As one person holds the sheet taut, the other can begin tucking the edges beneath the mattress. Drawing from our experience, this ensures a wrinkle-free fit. Swap roles and repeat on the other side.
  3. Corner Coordination: Fitted sheets can be tricky, especially at the corners. Work together, with one person holding the sheet in place while the other tucks it neatly underneath. This teamwork ensures the sheet sits perfectly without any bunching.
  4. Final Touches: Once the sheet is in place, both can work together to smooth out any remaining wrinkles and adjust the overhang, if necessary.

By working in tandem and leveraging the benefits of having help, you'll find that dressing an XL bed with a queen sheet becomes a more efficient and enjoyable task. Plus, the satisfaction of a well-made bed is doubled when shared!

fitting queen sheets on a full xl mattress

Do It Yourself

Taking on the challenge of dressing a bed might seem daunting, but with the right approach, you can master the art of bed-making.

  1. Lay out the sheets, ensuring you identify the corners and longer sides. When working with a fitted sheet, start by securing one corner of the mattress and then stretch diagonally to the opposite corner. This technique ensures even distribution and an adequate fit. For flat sheets, drape them evenly over the bed, leaving an equal overhang on both sides.
  2. Tuck in the sides, smoothing as you go to eliminate wrinkles. Based on our observations, patience is key.


In the world of bedding, a well-made bed can sometimes be a struggle to achieve, particularly when outfitting a full xl bed with a queen size sheet. But with a bit of creativity and collaboration, it's indeed possible.

By simply using a couple of strategic tucks and embracing the process, you can do it!

So, next time you're contemplating whether to try a queen sheet on your full XL mattress or any other bedding endeavor, visit our online store! There you will find sheets designed as per our expertise—Odor-free and OEKO Tex-certified.

After all, bed-making isn't just a chore; it's an opportunity to infuse your personal touch into your sleeping space. 

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